Here is your December update... as always there is a LOT going on. Below is just a small selection, please keep an eye on WBRC WebCollect for the full list of events and join the WBRC Facebook for lots of updates and news.
We hope you have all had a great year with WBRC! Just a reminder that it's time to renew your membership for 2018. It can be renewed on WebCollect and is due for renewal by the 1st January. It's a great idea to get this done early as you can only attend any clinics or competitions in 2018 once you have renewed. It's a bargain at £25... :-) Please note that if you haven't previously renewed membership or joined via WebCollect you will need to "join" on WebCollect rather than renew.
Good luck to all our competitors at the Intermediate Dressage qualifier... we have a whopping five teams there on Sunday and many individuals! Good luck and stay warm!
Christmas fun clear round jumping clinic - 31st December 2017
With Lisa Oram, BHS Accredited Professional Coach, at Brooklands, Eversley on new huge outdoor school (or indoor if weather poor)
We like to do something a bit more fun and social in the Christmas holidays so this year we will run this clear round clinic with rosettes for clears and hot refreshments. Tinsel wearing encouraged, just check horses are ok with this! First half hour will be instructed warm up and instructed round of jumping, second half hour will be for everyone to jump two rounds at height of their choice with chance to win clear round rosette. Those not jumping and all watching will have hot soup/rolls, coffee and cake! Bookings on WebCollect, groups of four.
2017 AGM and Prizegiving - Saturday 20th January 2018
Don’t forget to get your evening tickets for the AGM on the 20th of January 2018.
Fantastic evening with prizegiving, lovely food and a talk with Olympic event rider Jonty Evans £15pp. The daytime AGM clinic is fully booked but if you like to be placed on the waiting list please contact Leanne. Evening bookings on Webcollect NOW!
Summer camp 2018 - 21st and 22nd July 2018 - SAVE THE DATE!
Retraining of Racehorses riding club points challenge
Just a reminder that the club offers a prize to the ex-racehorse with the most participation points over the year. All horses with RoR numbers are eligible. Please contact Kate Parker for more information or to register your horse.
Team Quest dressage
Anyone who is interested in participating in Team Quest this year with a riding club team who has not already done so, please contact Kate Parker.
Winter showjumping qualifiers - Saturday 3rd March 2018
This year all classes for all winter show jumping qualifiers will be on the same day at BCA. Winter classes are for teams only, no individual entries. Seniors and juniors 80/85cm, 90/95cm, 100/105cm, 110/115cm - everyone jumps two rounds and teams still equal on faults jump off. Best three scores to count.
Eligibility is likely to be similar to last summer, so no BS points f(1 BE point but not 1st to 6th BE100 current or last year) for 85cm, up to 500 for 90/95cm, up to 999 for 100/105 and unlimited points for 110/115 but will confirm when new rules available. Riders must have re-joined WBRC by early Feb and horse's flu vax details must be on WBRC and all correct.
More details when entries open on WebCollect, hopefully early January.
Body protector rules change
From 1st January 2018 body protector rules change so only purple label 2009 labels are acceptable for competing (2000 no longer accepted). We recommend that the same standard is used for clinics.
Please can all those who hold WBRC trophies from last year's prize giving now make sure they are engraved with your details and 2016, cleaned and returned to a committee member by end of 2017, so ready for 2017 prize giving on 20th January.
Poles and back to basics SJ training - Saturday 9th Dec 2017
With Lisa Oram, BHS Accredited Professional Coach, at Brooklands, Eversley on new huge outdoor school (or indoors if weather poor).
Poles only, poles and mini, 70/80cm 85cm + Groups of 4. Bookings on WebCollect open until Wed 6th December.